Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens has a variety of opportunities for adults, teens, and group opportunities. Explore your area of interest below for more detailed information and learn how to apply.
Adult Volunteer applications will be processed in April 2023.
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens has a variety of opportunities for individuals who are able to dedicate at least 8 hours per month for a minimum of 6 months. We welcome anyone over the age of 18 to apply to our Adult Volunteer Program!
Ready to get creative! Want to help keep our animals happy? Volunteer Groups are always welcome. Groups must have at least 5 people, but no more than 20 to volunteer. Projects vary based on the time of year and what department you are assisting.
ZooTeens! is a specialized program for teens between the ages of 13 (if they have completed the 8th grade) and 17 years old. This program has an extensive application process and a higher level of commitment than our Junior Voluntee program. 2023 Applications are currently open!
Junior Volunteer opportunities are also available throughout the year, with a minimum commitment of 4 hours per month. Junior Volunteer applications will be processed in April 2023.
Special Event Volunteers
Interested in helping with big events like Spooktacular and ZOOLights? Want to show off your best acting skills as one of our costumed characters or help to pass candy out to our guests? Special Event Volunteers are seasonal roles and applications are currently closed.
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